Domestic Help: Cook/Nanny/Housekeeper – Silvie Samb

I would like to recommend our previous nanny/housekeeper and cook, Silvie Samb (we have left Dakar in 2016). Silvie worked for us from December 2014 – August 2016. After that, she continued working for another Embassy family. Silvie was highly recommended by a previous Embassy family who is still in close contact with her.

Silvie was absolutely fantastic with taking care of our son (6 years old when we left). She also fulfilled the role of a housekeeper and cooked a few times per week. Our son was often invited to Silvie’s house, and he loved spending time with her family and learning about her culture. We know that Silvie really treated our son as her own and he has learned a lot from her.

Silvie knows French cuisine well, cooks the typical dishes (lasagna, quiche, enchilada, spring rolls, paella, beef stew, chicken, etc.) and makes various seafood and fish dishes. She can make fresh juices (bissap, ginger, passion fruit, tamarind, baobab), fruit sauces, fresh peanut butter, etc.  Silvie makes all the market trips for food shopping. We had freshly-cut fruit in the fridge at all times. She was able to get Swiss-chard and tofu, which were hard to find in Dakar!

For housekeeping, Silvie was in charge of the usual chores, to include vegetable cleaning, ironing, and laundry. She was able to fulfill all her housekeeping work for a large space, while taking care of other tasks.

Silvie has limited understanding of English, but we preferred to push ourselves and communicate in French with her. Having a French speaking house-helper encouraged us to improve our language abilities without stress. She is super patient, and we were able to communicate easily with her even when our struggle to find housecleaning/cooking French terms turned into hand gestures. Our son had no French initially, but Silvie sang and told stories in French to him every morning. He left Senegal with great French – we strongly feel that this was due to Silvie’s influence and engagement with him. Silvie understands when we communicate in English with our son.

Please contact her directly at Should you have any questions about considering Silvie for employment, I am available at


Domestic Help: Housekeeper/Cook/Nanny – Martha Dongue


To Whom It May Concern, 

We are writing this letter to recommend Martha Merline Tchodjui Dongue, who worked as a housekeeper and cook at our home while we were posted in Dakar.  Merline reads, writes and speaks English extremely well. Over the last five years, she has taken food preparation courses offered at the U.S. Embassy, and actively utilizes those skills while preparing meals for our family. Merline performed most grocery shopping for our family and managed everything in the home while we were away to include the gardener and repairs to the home. It was a blessing for us to have Merline come work with us, and we will miss everything she did for our family while we were in Dakar.

Merline possesses a friendly personality and strives for completing her tasks on time. She is a very thoughtful person who took care our pets several times while were out of town, always ensuring that they had everything they needed.  She has the physical stamina to perform all of her tasks cautiously and attentively. She follows instructions, remains loyal to her work, and is always eager to improve herself.  Having become a mother herself this past year, Merline has a calm demeanor and is very patient with children.  She was able to meet the needs of her daughter while completing all of her tasks efficiently and on time.  She manages her time very well.

We sincerely encourage you to hire Merline as your housekeeper/cook. Rest assured that she will do an excellent job.  

We wish her all the best in her future endeavors. If you have any queries about her, please do not hesitate to call or email.

Please contact Merline directly
76 902 4763 or 77 176 5850
For further information, contact CLO

Best Regards,

Lane Family


For Sale: Chicco Stroller/Fitness Jogger

We used it only for a couple of months, our son outgrew it already. If you need an off-road stroller for Dakar roads, this is it! For kids from 6 months up to 50 pounds (22 kg). By American brand Chicco. All terrain mobility with complete comfort and security. Lightweight frame makes it easy to hold & push. Spacious underneath basket. Full coverage extendable canopy (protects from rain and dust wind), tinted peek-a-boo window, multi-position reclining seat, and adjustable 5-point harness. Hand operated park brake. Easy to fold with one hand. You can adjust the handle height to your height. Free accessories included: front organizer for parental drinks& other items, cups holder for child, leash to hold on to if your child is walking, shopping bag hook.

Price:  130.000 CFA

Anna and Paul Kopper,, cell/whatsapp: 77 860 58 17.


FOR SALE 2014 TOYOTA YARIS LOUNGE 5 Door / Silver Grey / Black interior / Radio/DC player Manual / Low mileage: 22 295 Km / Petrol engine Excellent condition; Clean with character. 1st Registration: March 2015 Available: 22 October 2018 Green number plate For more information and to view please call: 776928057 or 773364052

Price: 6.500.000 CFA (US$ or Euro equivalent) negotiable


HRO Notes: Regional Refugee Affairs Assistant

HRO Notes: Regional Refugee Affairs Assistant

Hiring Agency: Embassy Dakar
Position Title: Regional Refugee Affairs Assistant
Open Period: 09/06/2018 – 09/15/2018 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Series/Grade: FS – 1550 5
Salary: (USD) $53,844 – (USD) $53,844
Promotion Potential: FS-5
Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Dakar, SG
For More Info:  +221 33 879 4000

Position Link:


Hiring Path: • Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FP is 05. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type Permanent Appointment Type Details: Definite Not to Exceed 5 years.
Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
Summary: The U.S. Mission in Dakar, Senegal is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Regional Refugee Affairs Assistant.
Supervisory Position: No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Not Required


The Regional Refugee Affairs Specialist supports the work of the Regional Refugee Coordinator (RefCoord) and the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM). The incumbent’s primary responsibilities will be reporting on political, economic, security, and other issues that affect the safety and well-being of refugees and conflict victims, as well as monitoring and evaluating PRM-funded Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) programs across West Africa. The incumbent will take an active, results-oriented role in monitoring and evaluating PRM’s work in West Africa. The incumbent will develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of current issues as they relate to humanitarian assistance in West Africa. Incumbent is supervised by the RefCoord and does not supervise others.